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Tuesday, 10th August 2010
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Apple to improve overheating warnings in Japan

Technology giant Apple is to amend the existing warnings on its Japanese website after a number of incidents involving overheating MP3 players.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the firm has published a report into how it plans to deal with such problems, which could include giving out warnings or recalling faulty products.

Faults with overheating are thought to have contributed to 27 incidents, including six fires. In total, four people suffered minor burns from their Apple product.

The fault is so far thought to affect the first generation iPod Nano.

According to the ministry, Apple is to "improve the homepage in a way to make it easy for users to understand with regard to warnings and measures to prevent recurrences of incidents".

The news follows the Japanese government demanding an explanation of the iPod fires towards the end of last month.

Written by Kimberley Homer

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